appreciative

appreciative
adjective Date: circa 1698 having or showing appreciation <
an appreciative audience
>
<
was appreciative of his good luck
>
appreciatively adverbappreciativeness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Appreciative — Ap*pre ci*a*tive, a. Having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception; as, an appreciative audience. {Ap*pre ci*a*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appreciative — [adj1] thankful beholden, grateful, indebted, obliged, responsive; concept 403 Ant. unappreciative, ungrateful appreciative [adj2] understanding, recognizing worth admiring, affectionate, alive, aware, cognizant, conscious, considerate,… …   New thesaurus

  • appreciative — index conscious (aware) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appreciative — (adj.) 1650s (implied in appreciatively); see APPRECIATE (Cf. appreciate) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Appreciativeness …   Etymology dictionary

  • appreciative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure. DERIVATIVES appreciatively adverb appreciativeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • appreciative — [ə prē′shə tiv, ə prē′shē ətiv; ə prē′shē āt΄iv] adj. feeling or showing appreciation appreciatively adv. appreciativeness n …   English World dictionary

  • appreciative — adj. 1) deeply, keenly, sincerely appreciative 2) appreciative of (appreciative of help) * * * [ə priːʃətɪv] keenly sincerely appreciative deeply appreciative of (appreciative of help) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appreciative — [[t]əpri͟ːʃətɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An appreciative reaction or comment shows the enjoyment that you are getting from something. There is a murmur of appreciative laughter... Mrs Hastings eyes grow warmer and more appreciative with my every word.… …   English dictionary

  • appreciative — UK [əˈpriːʃətɪv] / US [əˈprɪʃətɪv] adjective showing that you are grateful or that you enjoyed something The applause was warm and appreciative. an appreciative smile appreciative of: He was sincerely appreciative of their support. an… …   English dictionary

  • appreciative — ap|pre|cia|tive [əˈpri:ʃətıv] adj 1.) feeling or showing that you enjoy something or are pleased about it appreciative audience/crowd appreciative laughter/applause 2.) [not before noun] grateful for something appreciative of ▪ She was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • appreciative — ap|pre|cia|tive [ ə priʃətıv ] adjective showing that you are grateful or that you enjoyed something: The applause was warm and appreciative. an appreciative smile appreciative of: He was sincerely appreciative of their support. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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